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Santa Maria degli Angeli

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Address: Via Los Angeles and Via Patrono d'Italia, Assisi, Italy
Phone Number: 075 80511
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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This Basilica was started in 1569 to the designs of Galeazzo Alessi, and...

This Basilica was started in 1569 to the designs of Galeazzo Alessi, and features a statue of the Madonna in bronze gilt by G. Colasanti and an interior whose architectural style is Doric.

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St. Francis and the Porziuncola

This church contains the porziuncola, the little church where St. Francis prayed. This church is not quite as crowded as the St. Francis Basilica, and has a much more prayerful... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Tucson, AZ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This church contains the porziuncola, the little church where St. Francis prayed. This church is not quite as crowded as the St. Francis Basilica, and has a much more prayerful atmosphere.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Without a doubt this is one of the finest church's in Italy. Parking is easy and plentiful. If you are in the area it's a must see.

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Perugia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Your heart will beat faster as you look up and see the Madonna in Gold on top of the Church and when you go inside, it is so heartwarming to see the tiny little Church inside, people come here to pray, very few Seats but always crowded, and then go in the Roses garden it will speak for itself !... More 

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Rolling Hills Estates, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here with a tour group, this was an included tour. It's the main attraction, this is where St Francis died. We weren't allowed to take pictures inside. Nice architure.

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Chatham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

On the road to the Basilica, and well worth a stop. The interior is spectacular and free from the crowds. Easy parking.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Inside this enormous church is the little building St Francis once called his home. A bit like his message, it is somewhat eclipsed by this construction. It's interesting to visit but hard to imagine that the man himself would approved. Best seen from the old city at night, lit up.

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Alto, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is the first church dedicated to Mary, the mother of God Underneath the main alter are actually pieces of the original manger where Jesus was laid after he was born. This is one of the not to miss churches in the world.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

In the Assisi commune but not Assisi itself. This cathedral is wonderful and contains within it the original chapel of St Francis. We are not Catholics but attended an RC Mass which was very moving. Amazed how all the Italians know the lengthy responses in a Mass. The architecture of the Cathedral is superb and whether one believes of not... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2016

The only reason I am writing this review is to warn people that Santa Maria degli Angeli closes down from 12:40 - 2:30pm. Or at least it did on the day we went, so check ahead. And we arrived at 12:40pm, but we didn't stay around until 2:30pm as we had other plans. I think it may also close down... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

Vast, beautiful, architecture! A lot of religious history here. Worth the walk from upper Assisi. ..

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